Month: May 2010

Omega-3 Fatty AcidsOmega-3 Fatty Acids

I’ve been writing about omega-3 fatty acids for some time now, and I still feel that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids has so many good health benefits. I’ve mentioned several times that “omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function as well as normal growth and development.”

Today I found an article that confirms what I’ve been saying all along.
The article below strictly focuses on omega-3 fatty acids, and how they protect our bodies.

“Changes in the Western diet over the past 150 years are causing many Americans to develop nutrient deficiencies. This is especially true of essential nutrients and fats found in fish and wild plants. More folks are eating high amounts of animal products and pesticide-laden fruits and veggies. And it’s no secret that there are far too many processed foods lining grocery store shelves.

A nutrient-lacking diet can cause or worsen major depression and may contribute to:

  • Mood swings
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Headaches or other chronic pains

One way to lift your mood and possibly help prevent depression is with omega-3 fatty acids. These fats are essential for your diet—and should be supplemented since your body doesn’t produce them on its own. Omega-3s are the best source to help prevent blood clotting, lower blood pressure and relieve inflammation. These healthy fats are found in fish, flaxseed, winter squash, olive oil, navy beans and various nuts such as walnuts, Brazil nuts, hickory nuts and macadamia nuts.

Krill oil contains a healthy balance of omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids—which helps fight infection. These two fatty acids need each other and work together to prevent other inflammation-related ailments like heart disease, arthritis and diabetes. Krill has also been shown to improve your blood pressure levels, relieve your premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, reduce your cholesterol levels and decrease your risk for heart disease.

Be sure to balance your meats and veggies with healthy amounts of omega-3 fats. You can say ‘goodbye’ to the blues—and improve your overall health, too.”[1]

It’s quite possible that the changes in our diet over the years have caused us to become “nutrient deficient”, especially when it comes to some essential nutrients like those found in fish and wild plants. All of this leads to health problems that many of us could avoid.

Changes in your diet, which should include omega-3 fatty acids, will get you on a healthier track, and provide you with many health benefits. If you don’t like fish, taking omega-3 supplements can provide the needed essential fatty acids. Since it’s so important to your health, TriVita’s Omega-3 Supplements can be added to your diet.

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Jeffrey Sloe
Independent TriVita Business Owner – #12871028

The above information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.



Weight LossWeight Loss

More and more over weight people have been searching for none harmful, positive alternatives to get rid of unwanted body fat without the side effects of prescription drugs. Yes, natural weight loss is becoming a very popular subject these days. Losing weight naturally is less harmful because it typically becomes a part of your daily lifestyle, it takes less effort, and, in turn, it lasts much longer.

Natural weight loss in its simplest form is eating less, and exercising regularly. It’s a much slower process, and it can be less painful than surgery and /or using prescription drugs. Losing weight naturally is the process that lets your body rid itself of excess body fat without adding extra emotional stress. It may not be the fastest way, but it is, by far, the safest way to get rid of excess weight.

Let’s start with diet and nutrition.

Not only will a proper nutritious diet help you lose weight, but research shows that good nutrition can help to lower the risk of many chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke, some cancers, diabetes, and osteoporosis. However, as the facts show, there’s a large gap that remains between healthy dietary patterns and what Americans actually eat. Statistics show that back in 2005, about 1 in 3 U.S. adults ate fruit two or more times a day, and 1 in 4 ate vegetables three or more times a day.

If you fall into the two-thirds of Americans that do not eat enough servings of fruit a day, or the three-quarters of Americans that do not eat enough vegetables a day, your probably in the wrong category. Fruits and vegetables are required as part of a healthy diet and are needed to get the proper nutrition. Some supplements may replace the vitamins and minerals lacking from improper diet, but needless to say, there is nothing that can replace the all natural vitamins and minerals that come from real fruit and vegetables.

It is possible to lose weight by eating food that your body requires to function properly.

Why lose weight?

There are many people that want to lose weight simply to look better. However, even though physical appearance is often a strong motivator, the health implications of being overweight or obese should not be ignored. Even a 5-15% reduction in body weight can help reduce your risk of weight-related health problems. I believe that the number one reason people want to lose weight is the fear of health problems.

Most dieters have weak reasons for wanting to lose weight, so they start and then usually give up in a very short period of time. Reasons like “I’ll feel better”, or “it’ll make my spouse happier”, are weak reasons. With a weak reason, there’s no incentive to lose weight. On the other hand, a strong reason, like health issues, usually motivates someone pretty quickly.

Regular habits aren’t easy to change, especially if it means cutting out our favorite non-nutritional treats. I believe the only way to make a lifestyle change is to find a strong incentive (motivational means) that will help us make that change. The easiest way to create an incentive to what to make a change is to ask yourself a question, how will I benefit from losing weight?

The very first thing someone needs for natural weight loss to be effective is to adapt to new self-consuming habits. The secret to natural weight loss takes a lot less effort if you create a plan and just follow the plan. Weight loss is not going to happen by chance. It has to be a concerted effort, and it can only begin with you. You health is dependent upon you taking action.

Jeffrey Sloe
TriVita Independent Business Owner – 12871028
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The above information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.